'''Martin Luther''' (;
[[http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/martin%20luther "Luther"]. ''Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary''.]
; 10 November 1483 – 18 February 1546), Augustinians|O.S.A.
, was a German professor of Theology#Christian theology|theology
, composer, priest, monk
[Luther consistently referred to himself as a former monk. For example: "Thus formerly, when I was a monk, I used to hope that I would be able to pacify my conscience with the fastings, the praying, and the vigils with which I used to afflict my body in a way to excite pity. But the more I sweat, the less quiet and peace I felt; for the true light had been removed from my eyes." Martin Luther, Lectures on Genesis: Chapters 45-50, ed. Jaroslav Jan Pelikan, Hilton C. Oswald, and Helmut T. Lehmann, vol. 8 Luther’s Works. (Saint Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1999), 5:326.]
and a seminal figure in the Protestant Reformation
Luther came to...